News from GMVA, June 12, 2008
Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

June 12, 2008

in this issue
Farmer's Market Getting Rave Reviews
Shred Your Documents
Cupcakes Anyone?
See an Astros Game
Report Problems
June 2008 Yard of the Month Winner
Sawmill Park Watch Meeting
Mosquito Control
Early Education Meeting
TWHS Named in Top 500
Apply for Leadership Montgomery County
Summer Concert-in-the-Park Series
Dive-in Movies
4th of July Events
Ideas for Things to Do
N-Style Specials
Quick Links...
Contact Information
This Saturday try the new Farmer's Market at the Grogan's Mill shopping center if you haven't already.
We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to:
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Farmer's Market is Open 8am to Noon This Saturday 
The Farmer's Market, has been a success so far in terms of making happy customers and in bringing people into the GM shopping center for the first time.  The growing season is now at its peak.  Items being offered now include tomatoes (nothing to worry about with these), fresh peas, corn, peaches, fresh organic chickens and beef. 
The market runs every Saturday morning until June 28th at the Grogan's Mill shopping center from 8AM until noon. 

The Grogan's Mill center is located at the intersection of Grogan's Mill Road and South Millbend.  It has ample, free parking next to the vendors. Come and see it, you will be glad you did.
Please see our Web site for a list of vendors, their business cards, and what they plan to sell.
The Farmer's Market is being sponsored by the GMVA to provide increased exposure to all of the great merchants and services at the Grogan's Mill Village Center.  The GMV Center's location provides easy access in and out along with abundant parking.  Residents can experience the convenience of shopping and dining in The Woodlands without any parking or traffic hassles.
Shred Your Sensitive Documents 
We have a new vendor that started at the Farmer's Market last Saturday: On-Site Shred.  It is a mobile document destruction company, that will be placing a truck in the Grogan's Mill shopping center from 9 am until 12 pm.  Individuals can bring up to five boxes of documents to be destroyed.  The price per box is $7.00 for a standard file box and $10.00 for a Banker's box.   No need to remove paper clips, binder clips, staples, or rubber bands.  Individuals are asked to remove documents from three ring binders and remove any plastic.  All the shredding is done on-site allowing individuals to witness the destruction first-hand.  100% of the waste stream is recycled keeping The Woodlands clean and green!  After you finish with your shred, stop by The Farmer's Market for some great produce and specialty items, or visit the fine shops located in the shopping center.   This service is being provided to serve the public.  Businesses wishing to destroy their documents are asked to please call On-Site Shred at 281-292-2280 and set a time for the truck to come to them.
New Vendor: Cupcakes
Sweet Spot specializes in custom cupcakes. We offer gourmet flavors as well as old fashioned favorites. We strive to create a fresh delectable cupcake that is not only a treat for the tastebuds, but eye catching and beautiful at the same time. Our bakers use fresh and organic ingredients in every cupcake. Freshness and customer satisfaction are our ultimate goals. We hope our cupcakes captivate you and we look forward to serving you soon. 
Sweet Spot will be at the Farmer's Market starting this Saturday.
See an Astros Game with the GMVA
On Saturday, September 13, GMVA along with other Village Associations, will be providing a bus to take GMV residents to the Astro's night game (6pm) against the Chicago Cubs.  Tickets are priced at $13; the bus is free. This year the GMV bus will be shared with Panther Creek Village and will leave from the Panther Creek Village Center at 4:30 pm. Because we will only have 28 tickets available they will go fast.  Contact Joe Giovanniello at (281) 363-2698 to purchase your tickets.
Report Infrastructure Problems
The GMVA would like to compile a list of infrastructure problems in Grogan's Mill.  We need your eyes and ears to help us, though.  If you see something broken in your neighborhood, such as a broken curb, broken sign, broken mailbox, etc., please contact any Board member or write to us at  You will be helping out your entire village with just a few sentences.
June 2008 Yard of the Month Chosen 
June 2008 Yard of the MonthGrogan's Mill Village Association congratulates Violet Hargrove on winning the June 2008 Yard of the Month distinction.  She received a gift certificate to the shops at the Grogan's Mill Village Center. Violet Hargrove's home is located on North Red Cedar Circle and is an inspiration to us all. While handling her job as an accountant and watching over her grandson, Violet does her own planning and planting, with the exception of mowing & edging. She has lived in this Grogan's Mill location for ten years and has built her landscaping as she has time. Among raised beds surrounded by red sandstone, you will find begonias, roses, lily of the Nile, various shrubs, scheffelera and numerous other healthy, beautiful plants. We can all find motivation & inspiration in Ms. Hargrove's efforts. Congratulations Violet!
Sawmill Park Watch Meeting
Neighborhood Services has scheduled a Park Watch Meeting at Sawmill Park on Tuesday, June 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  We have scheduled this meeting in response to concerns we have received regarding the recent stabbing incident and park usage on the weekends.
Learn About Mosquito Control
Learn about the community's new mosquito control program and alert system.  There will be two speakers at this month's Grogan's Mill Village meeting on June 16th.  Lynne Aldrich, Environmental Service Manager will discuss the mosquito control program that will be used in The Woodlands this year.  John Raybon, Community Services Manager will explain the new Alert system that will replace the Woodlands Watch system.  These issues affect every resident and this is a convenient way to find out what is happening.  The full agenda for the meeting will be posted on the GMVA's Web site.
Collaborative for Children Public Meeting 
Collaborative for Children is a non-profit agency whose mission is to build a strong educational foundation for young children to succeed in school and life.  Our focus is on early education and quality child care, and we are holding a community meeting on these issues Tuesday, June 17 from 6:30-8:30 at First Baptist Church in the Woodlands (11801 Grogan's Mill Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380). 
This meeting is for anyone concerned about access to quality child care and early education programs, the cost of child care, child care-work related issues, and any other concerns regarding early education and child care facing families today.  
When:  Tuesday, June 17
Where: First Baptist Church - The Woodlands, 11801 Grogan's Mill Road - Building C
Time:    6:30-8:30
Contact:  Alicia Nuzzie, 713-600-1124
TWHS Named Among Top 500 in the Nation by Newsweek Magazine
The Woodlands High School (TWHS) has been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top 500 public high schools in the nation. Schools were ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Matthews who used the number of Advanced Placement (AP) Tests, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge Tests taken by all students at a school in 2007 divided by the number of graduating seniors. According to Newsweek, "AP and IB participation are indicators of a school's efforts to get students to excel and prepare for college."
Apply for Leadership Montgomery County's Class of 2009 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~�        Anyone who wishes to apply for Leadership Montgomery County's Class of 2009 must submit all necessary forms with registration fee by Monday, June 16, 2008 at 4 pm.  Applications are available online at
The class schedule begins with a required retreat in September, and other sessions are held once a month through May. The goal of the program is to educate and inform candidates about major community issues while inspiring and motivating individuals to exercise their leadership skills to benefit the community.
Summer Concert Series 
Every Sunday evening at Northshore Park, 7:00 to 9:00PM you can hear a different band.  It is totally free!  See more information on the GMVA Web site.
Dive-in Movies 
July 12 at Cranebrook Pool.  Bring your family to see Shark Tale.  The pool opens at 8 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m.  It is only $5 per person (age 3 and under free!).  See more information on the GMVA Web site.
4th of July Events
The Woodlands has so many exciting events planned for the 4th of July.  The Parade begins at 9AM in The Woodlands Town Center on Friday July 4th. 
Please see the South Montgomery County 4th of July Committee's Web site for more details.  Also, see the Web site for the Red, Hot and Blue Festival.
Things to Do
Do you need some ideas of fun things to do around The Woodlands?  Do you have company coming to town and want to show them the best of The Woodlands?  Check out the Upcoming Events page on the GMVA Web site.  It has plenty of ideas for fun.
If you have an event that you would like mentioned on the Upcoming Events page, please contact
N-Style Salon June Specials and Events
Men's Cap HIGHLIGHT (w/o haircut) $25.00 OR $40.00 (with haircut)
Men's Haircut $ 18.00 (cut only)
Deep Conditioning Treatment $ 20.00 (cut & style not included)
Protien Treatment $ 20.00 (cut & style not included) 
Buy 2 MEN"S Redken Products and receive a FREE Shoe Shine Kit!
You are invited June 28th, 9:00am to 6:00pm to our 2nd ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Come by, sign up for our Door Prize Drawings, and help us celebrate!!
Special "Thank you" to some of our sponsor donors: Melting Pot, The Purse Lady, Dawn of DAOS and Beth of Suncoast Creations
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